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Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Meet Jason Chimera

June 26th, 2015

This weeks spotlight athlete is Washington Capital Jason Chimera, the longest training athlete at Premier Strength. Having trained with Barry for the better part of 15 years, Jason epitomizes what it means to be a Premier Strength athlete. Viciously dedicated, Jason has rarely missed a workout in the past 15 years. His competitiveness and energy continues to fuel the morning workouts as players younger than him try to match his monstrous strength and wicked speed. Chimera holds multiple records at the gym including a 325 bench press and a seemingly untouchable 2.65 20m sprint.

Drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1997 NHL entry draft, Chimera has carved out a successful NHL career, playing for three NHL teams (Edmonton, Columbus and Washington) and playing in 869 regular season NHL games. Jason still remains one of the league’s fastest skaters despite his solid 6’3 frame. A fierce competitor, Chimera shows no sign of slowing down, as he continues to be a key player for the Washington Capitals, registering 7 points in 14 playoff games this season, including the game winning goal in game 2 against the New York Islanders. Jason has represented Canada three times in International competition, winning the IIHF World Championships in 2007. Chimera is a true pro and a great role model for younger players. His work ethic and competitiveness has made him a NHL stalwart and Premier Strength is proud to have been a part of his career for the last 15 years.



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